|1976.139.2, pattern available on site|
The chiffon overlayer is not included on the pattern, but it's just rectangular blocks with slight curves cut for the neckline and armscye.
Has anyone made an 1890s outfit with this sort of elastic in the skirt? That's the sort of detail that always makes me want to do a little experimental archaeology.
There were two wedding dresses from the mid-1890s with provenance, but I went with this one because I love satin - it stays in such good condition. One of the 18th century gowns I patterned for my book is satin, and you'd have thought it was made yesterday. Both dresses are attractive, but this one seemed like it would make a better pattern. And talking about the choice is making me want to pattern the other as well. But I can't right now!